Saturday, March 1, 2014

Elder Ephraim of Arizona: How easily God forgives!

Jesus Christ, on His Gospel is written: "I am the Good Shepherd..." (source)
How easily God forgives! The only thing that must occur is to open the door of your souls to Him. God does not wait for any reward for that which He gives to men. And even if your sins are millions or billions, for God this is counted as nothing. What is the worth of a small amount of sand to the ocean?  All the sins of the world are like a virus to the ocean.

There is no sin which conquers the mercy on God. Thus, the sins of man are zero. When the child returns to the bosom of the Lord, all things cease before His mercy.
-Elder Ephraim of Arizona
(amateur translation of text from here)
Jesus Christ, the "Good Shepherd, Who lays down His life for the sheep" (source)
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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